Biofilms and Post-Surgical Ocular Inflammation
Cataract surgery and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) are the most commonly performed intraocular and refractive surgical procedures, respectively. Thankfully, with the advent of microincision cataract surgery and the use of intracameral antibiotics, the incidence of post-surgical endophthalmitis is low.
The global reported incidence of post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis ranges from 0.02% to 0.26%. The incidence of infectious keratitis after surface ablation and LASIK varies widely depending on the data source and has been reported to be 0.2% (1 case in 500) after surface ablation and 0.035% after LASIK.